Data Scout Notes: 2017: PBednarik/PMaxwell...2016: (+) Sept 2016 Knee INJ, Out for 2016/NAC...PWalterCamp/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott...2015: 3rdM
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09/05/17 - Sept 5 ACC Defensive back of The Week: Derwin James, Florida State, S, 6-3, 211, So.-r, Haines City, Fla.,...After missing the final 11 games of 2016 with a knee injury, James return to record six tackles against No. 1 Alabama on Saturday night. He teamed with Fred Jones on a quarterback sack and helped FSU became the first team since 2008 to hold Alabama to fewer than 100 passing yards and 200 rushing yards in the same game. The defense also held the Crimson Tide to 3-for-16 on third down conversions and in the third and fourth quarters, allowed just 13 points over five consecutive possessions that began in FSU territory. - ACC Football
08/03/17 - S Derwin James, who missed most of last season because of torn knee meniscus, is expected to be one of the top defenders in college football this year. Question is: Could he play both ways. Coach Jimbo Fisher won't rule it out. "Yeah, he could do that," Fisher said. "He could go out there and run, catch a pass, run reverse. He could do anything." James is up for anything. "If Coach wants to put it in hands, I'm going to take care of it," he said. No. 3 Florida State opens the season against top-ranked Alabama in Atlanta.
07/17/17 - Florida State is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville is the preseason player of the year. The ACC announced voting results Monday following a poll of 167 media members who attended last week's media days in Charlotte. The Seminoles were picked as overall ACC champions on 118 ballots while reigning national champion Clemson received 35 votes. Florida State also was picked as the Atlantic Division favorite while Miami was the top choice in the Coastal. Clemson was picked behind the Seminoles in the division, followed by Louisville, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Boston College. Behind Miami in the Coastal were Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia. - AP College Football
07/11/17 - 2017 Preseason Maxwell Award Watchlist: S Derwin James, Florida State,...James was selected as the top player in college football by Sports Illustrated in 2017 and is expected to make a big return to the gridiron after missing most of 2016 due to injury. - Florida State Football
07/10/17 - 2017 Preseason Bednarik Award Watchlist: S Derwin James, Florida State,...James was selected as the top player in college football by Sports Illustrated in 2017 and is expected to make a big return to the gridiron after missing most of 2016 due to injury. In 2015, the versatile James appeared in all 13 games and registered 91 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 4.5 sacks, five pass breakups, three quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries as a rookie. The Haines City, Fla., native earned All-ACC Third Team honors and was named a Freshman All-American by Sporting News, USA Today, and CampusInsider.com. He led the team in tackles five times in 2015, including a career-high 14 against Houston in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. - Florida State Football